I understand that this restaurant is closing in a month, but that shouldn't lessen the level of service and food being provided now and until their final day. In addition, this is a Jose Andres spot in a Ritz Carlton no less. You just expect a high level of service and outstanding food.
We sat at 8:30pm and when the Sous Chef got our ticket, he was visibly angry. Not a good idea in an open kitchen. Our waiter deterred us from several dishes saying, "That's not really good," or "I wouldn't get that." He used the impending closing as an excuse for the poor quality of the food.
Drinks took an excessive amount of time especially considering that there were less that 20 patrons in the entire restaurant including the bar.
The 4 top that came in an hour after us had an even worse experience. They must have really upset that Sous.
On a positive note - the oyster cocktail was really nice. Loved the presentation.